I am the mother of four living in the Englewood community. My oldest child is an eighth grader who is looking forward to starting high school next year.
CPS announced that high school seniors will have virtual graduation this year, due to COVID-19. That's great for many families, but it also raises other questions and concerns. Will eighth graders, who have worked hard for 9 years to get to this important transition, also be able to participate in virtual celebrations?
Many families also do not have access to internet, which raises questions about who will be able to watch and participate in a virtual graduation.
We need to have a plan to reach out to students to find out which families do not have access to internet at home. Guaranteeing access to those families without should be our first priority to ensure fairness in the age of remote learning and virtual graduations at CPS.
LaTeShia Hollingsworth, Englewood